clicking on the launcher after a "show desktop" should not undo the "show desktop" effect

Bug #878293 reported by Bazon on 2011-10-19
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

steps to reproduce:
1. open a couple of windows.
2. use "show desktop" (e.g. by CTRL+ALT+d)) - all windows minimize (OK)
3. hit a symbol matching to a window on the launcher.
expected behaviour: only the selected window unminimizes, other windows stay minimized
observed behaviour: ALL windows unminimize. (that's bad if you use the "show desktop" option to clean up your view.)
4. try to minimize a unfocused window by hitting its minimize button
expected behaviour: the unfocused background window minimizes
observed behaviour: nothing happens, the window doesn't even get focus.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.22.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,mousepoll,place,imgpng,move,grid,obs,vpswitch,dbus,snap,session,gnomecompat,regex,wall,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,workarounds,expo,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Wed Oct 19 17:33:54 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-04 (15 days ago)

Bazon (bazonbloch) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-10-25
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
ktalinu (ktalinu) wrote :

This bug is really annoying ...

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, requesting design feedback on that, the current behaviour is somewant wanted, "show desktop" is not a "minimize all", it's just a temporary action to show your desktop view

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
summary: - bugs following use of "show desktop": ALL windows unminimize later and
- are not focusable by clicking their titlebar
+ clicking on the launcher after a "show desktop" should not undo the
+ "show desktop" effect
ktalinu (ktalinu) wrote :

- sudo apt-get install devilspie
- save this script "(begin(minimize)(quit))" in a file "minimize.ds". You can put this file in home directory.
- Add new keyboard shortcut for command "devilspie minimize.ds";


dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Oneiric is now EOL; that report have no recent activity, so closing it.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
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